Formal Harrier coached sessions for members re-started end of March 2021
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HARRIER GROUP TRAINING RETURNED AT THE END OF MARCH 2021
The Monday & Thursday (not Tuesday) coached Harrier sessions will take place at the ‘covid-secure’ venue of Strode College, Street, as usual using the field behind the Sports Centre. Registration to attend these sessions is required before the day. Contact Secretary Paul for the Monday session and Chairman Graham for the Thursday session. Sessions open to Harrier members.
Monday Juniors age 8-14 start 6pm at Strode field & finish 7pm. Cost £2 per session to be paid monthly. Book 24 hrs ahead by contacting Paul
Wednesday Social Run for adults in groups of 6 from Wells Rugby Club. Meet socially distanced outside Wells Rugby Clubhouse at 6.40pm for a 45-60 minute run in groups of 6. Contact Andy Piper for details or for you to advise him that you are intending to join in.
Thursday older juniors age 14 upwards and seniors, arrive 6.05pm at Strode field for group warm up 6.15pm. Finish by 7.30pm. Cost £2 per session to be paid monthly. Book 24hrs ahead by contacting Graham
Check out the England Athletics website for the very latest guidance on the return to training and competition.
We hope to re-start the beginners/returners group later in Spring. Lynne Elstob & Sharon Bowles will lead that group on a Wednesday from Wells Rugby Club. Please contact us if you are just taking up running or haven't run for some time and want to know more about each Harrier session.
You will need to BOOK IN ADVANCE
Our Club coached training sessions take place at Strode College Sports Centre on the grass. When Millfield School again allows us to hire the Track facility we will be re-locating there.
WE ARE RECRUITING FOR NEW COACHES
When we resume training sessions - Given the pressure on how we have to organise and run sessions, and the fact that our coaching resources may be spread across 2 or 3 nights a week we are again RECRUITING TO THE COACHING TEAM. Please contact Paul, Graham or Jon if you want to know more about what it entails and talk through with Paul how the Club will pay for your Coaching course.
Please follow Govt Guidelines during Coronavirus restrictions - and check the England Athletics Guidance when training on your own or with other Harriers in a safe manner. Please only train in public areas and do not use private facilities unless the Harriers have a formal agreement with facility managers.
This is the usual information but please note many sessions were paused....Training opportunities with the Harriers all the year round & for members (only) opportunity to pay discounted rate for a term, or the year. Please read on for the various training opportunties with the Harriers. Come along to give a session a try>
- Juniors (age 8-15) - full track & field athletics programme or XC/road running training on a Monday. Qualified coaches set & deliver the programme.
- Age 14- 84 (younger athletes by invitation if of a good enough standard) Middle Distance & XC Training and quality sharp session for 5k/10k/long distance runners on a Thursday. Qualified coaches set & deliver the programme.
- Seniors (age 16-86) - road and off-road running for beginners or those in training for 10k, half marathon or marathon. Qualified coaches with beginners group.
Read on for full details of each session, who to contact and for the latest training programme for a weekly quality session set by senior coach Jon James see the very bottom of the page. All Harrier qualified coaches at the sessions are unpaid volunteers. Parents and senior athletes can assist by holding stop watches, counting laps, or raking long jump pits etc as required. All sessions are open to Harrier members, and guests where appropriate, but members of other local Clubs are expected to join the Harriers as they benefit from the Club's coaching.
Monday Junior session is from 6.00pm with session starting at 6.05pm and the session ends at 7.00pm
Photos of our Club Training Sessions in action!
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Training opportunities with the Harriers all the year round: COME & JOIN US!
One of the best reasons for joining a Club is to have other people to train with, and to tap into the coaching advice, guidance and expertise available. Wells City Harriers provide a mixture of formal and informal sessions for different age groups age 8 to 80+.The Club has several qualified coaches, some of whom have coached for over 10 years. Come and join us at the session most appropriate to you.
If you are a junior, we can coach you to compete at track & field and cross-country
If you are a senior and have a target to get fitter, we can coach you and provide a training group for you
If you are a senior wishing to complete a road 5k/10k/half-marathon or marathon we have a training group or two that can help you achieve your target
- MONDAY Evening - Juniors age 8-16 at Millfield track - all track & field and Cross-country
- TUESDAY Evening - Seniors and juniors age 14+ at Millfield track for Middle distance & 5k/10k training
- WEDNESDAY evening - Seniors age 16 upwards at Wells Rugby Club - beginners and experienced
- SUNDAY morning - distance training groups from various locations